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Old 05-31-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Originally Posted by Curmudgeon View Post
After reading a number of the responses, herein lies this country's major problems.

As Abraham Lincoln so sagely observed, “A house divided against itself cannot stand."

From one white guy to another (I assume Curmudgeon is white):
Lincoln was referring to the issue of slavery....not ethnic idenfitication within the context of a pluralistic society.

Did you read these guys (I assume they were all males) posts?

Nothing anti-american or pro-secession in this thread.

Just guys trying to pursue the American dream in the way that best suits their needs and desires. Not any different than an Irish or Italian American circa 1920 or 1930, etc. trying to decide where best to pursue their profession and lives.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Honolulu/ Seattle-Bellevue/ Cupertino, Cali
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I'd say Hawaii is the most accepting of Asian people, and especially Asian males, in general. I'm an Asian guy, mixed *** and Korean, and grew up in the islands.

Okay, for L.A., yes, it's a better place for an Asian to live compared to NYC.

I've been to NYC area couple of times, and boy is it a damn rough area for an Asian male to live in! That's just how I viewed things when visiting a relative living in Flushing.

In terms of L.A., there may be a huge East Asian population there. But in terms of acceptance of Asian males, I found L.A. to be an Asian-unfriendly city. Of course, there is that nasty institute called hollywood that perpetuates the stereotype that we're not successful,..you know what I'm saying.

I'd say if you want to check out Cali, you should move to the Bay Area, as there is a bigger Asian community there with a large influence in many of the Norcal communities.

I'm originally from the Seattle area, and I'd also say that Seattle is also an Asian-friendly city that goes untapped by some of the Asians. Seattle is more accepting to the Asian males in terms of the dating arena.

At least you guys aren't stuck in the mid-west attending school like me.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I'd say Hawaii is the most accepting of Asian people, and especially Asian males, in general. I'm an Asian guy, mixed *** and Korean, and grew up in the islands.

Okay, for L.A., yes, it's a better place for an Asian to live compared to NYC.

I've been to NYC area couple of times, and boy is it a damn rough area for an Asian male to live in! That's just how I viewed things when visiting a relative living in Flushing.

In terms of L.A., there may be a huge East Asian population there. But in terms of acceptance of Asian males, I found L.A. to be an Asian-unfriendly city. Of course, there is that nasty institute called hollywood that perpetuates the stereotype that we're not successful,..you know what I'm saying.

I'd say if you want to check out Cali, you should move to the Bay Area, as there is a bigger Asian community there with a large influence in many of the Norcal communities.

I'm originally from the Seattle area, and I'd also say that Seattle is also an Asian-friendly city that goes untapped by some of the Asians. Seattle is more accepting to the Asian males in terms of the dating arena.

At least you guys aren't stuck in the mid-west attending school like me.
Your kidding me right? Can you give me examples of not being accepted? Can you give me ideas on why you think that the area is unfriendly to Asians? Also your idea that Asians are not thought of as successfull is interesting to me. Look to medicine, science, Engineering, Computer Science and you will find many Asian people in those fields. I work in a hospital and if I see an Asian I can bet on the fact that they are working in Nursing, as a Doctor, or in some other knowledge based dicipline. When I see Asians I have nothing but the highest reguard for their work ethic and desire to improve upon their situation. I respect that and think for the most part most of us respect that.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I'd say Hawaii is the most accepting of Asian people, and especially Asian males, in general. I'm an Asian guy, mixed *** and Korean, and grew up in the islands.

Okay, for L.A., yes, it's a better place for an Asian to live compared to NYC.

I've been to NYC area couple of times, and boy is it a damn rough area for an Asian male to live in! That's just how I viewed things when visiting a relative living in Flushing.

In terms of L.A., there may be a huge East Asian population there. But in terms of acceptance of Asian males, I found L.A. to be an Asian-unfriendly city. Of course, there is that nasty institute called hollywood that perpetuates the stereotype that we're not successful,..you know what I'm saying.

I'd say if you want to check out Cali, you should move to the Bay Area, as there is a bigger Asian community there with a large influence in many of the Norcal communities.

I'm originally from the Seattle area, and I'd also say that Seattle is also an Asian-friendly city that goes untapped by some of the Asians. Seattle is more accepting to the Asian males in terms of the dating arena.

At least you guys aren't stuck in the mid-west attending school like me.
Your a troll who has never lived in LA. Why not stay in the Indiana forum where you belong!
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:30 AM
 
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Your a troll who has never lived in LA. Why not stay in the Indiana forum where you belong!
I agree. No freakin' way could anyone 1/2 Korean have written that post.
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:51 PM
 
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a lot of us feel there's more of a racial hierarchy in place on the east coast, which i guess is not surprising since the east is more rooted in tradition and european cultural/political dominance.
agree with many points made here, especially the above - it's subtle but oh boy, it's alive and well.

my major concern is promotions down the line with the firm - of course, ANY firm will have its politics, but it's the combination of that and how the social culture in general (outside of work) differentiates quite glaringly b/w LA and NY which makes me question any long-term motives (if any at all). so i guess it wasn't in my head at all or the drinks (as i'm usually in pseudo vacation mode in LA)?

pbergen, you pretty much read my mind about the situation.. question why'd you end up staying here in NY - is it bc of a better job situation here? family? you can answer me via PM if you feel more comfortable - thanks dood
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I'd say Hawaii is the most accepting of Asian people, and especially Asian males, in general. I'm an Asian guy, mixed *** and Korean, and grew up in the islands.

Okay, for L.A., yes, it's a better place for an Asian to live compared to NYC.

I've been to NYC area couple of times, and boy is it a damn rough area for an Asian male to live in! That's just how I viewed things when visiting a relative living in Flushing.

In terms of L.A., there may be a huge East Asian population there. But in terms of acceptance of Asian males, I found L.A. to be an Asian-unfriendly city. Of course, there is that nasty institute called hollywood that perpetuates the stereotype that we're not successful,..you know what I'm saying.

I'd say if you want to check out Cali, you should move to the Bay Area, as there is a bigger Asian community there with a large influence in many of the Norcal communities.

I'm originally from the Seattle area, and I'd also say that Seattle is also an Asian-friendly city that goes untapped by some of the Asians. Seattle is more accepting to the Asian males in terms of the dating arena.

At least you guys aren't stuck in the mid-west attending school like me.
Have you ever watched Americas Best Dance Crew? I have to say Asians are STRONGLY represented on that show .


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Old 11-06-2010, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Alberta
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But what kind of jobs are there for professionals in California? He wasn't just asking about where Asians have the highest population, his question included being a professional.
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:42 PM
 
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okay, so im based out of NY (now Upper East), love it here (originally from overseas however).

I come to LA every now and then for some R&R and work and have to say that I feel generally "more accepted" and shown respect as an Asian male when in LA.

Now that's a HUGE generalization and of course there are many exceptions but I feel that the social climate for Asian males in greater LA is more accepting than most east coast cities (Boston, NY, DC, NJ, FL) as I've had to travel to said locales for work..

is this just in my head or does anyone else feel this?

is this due to just a large representation of Asians in LA and California due to it's closeness to Asia and ease of migration. Look forward to others' takes. Thanks.
There is a great big Asian community where the 60 freeway meets the Fullerton offramp and that is a nice upper class Asian area with some of the best Asian food in the world as well.
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Lake Worth
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how about college educated tanned skin Burmese guy that looks like Indian can he fit in LA ? lol
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